European

[ yoor-uh-pee-uhn, yur- ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈpi ən, ˌyɜr- /

adjective

of or relating to Europe or its inhabitants.
native to or derived from Europe: traditional European customs; European languages.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Europe.
a person of European descent.
(in East Africa and Asia) a white person; Caucasian.

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Origin of European

1595–1605; <Latin Eurōpae(us) (see Europe, -eous) + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for European

European
/ (ˌjʊərəˈpɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Europe or its inhabitants
native to or derived from Europe

noun

a native or inhabitant of Europe
a person of European descent
a supporter of the European Union or of political union of the countries of Europe or a part of it

Derived forms of European

Europeanism, noun
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